delphic's Red Hood and the Outlaws #2 - Shot Through the Heart, and Who's to Blame? review

Not Sure Where They're Going With This

Out of all the new 52 books Red Hood and the Outlaws had the most controversial start. The first issue contained some offensive content in regards to Starfire that was a bit difficult to comprehend, and it took a couple of interviews from the author Scott Lodbell to set the record straight. The second issue seems to make a start at turning things around for the title. As it was with the last issue Jason Todd’s presence in the book is the strongest. No longer is Jason the whiny brat from the streets of Gotham that comic fans hated, but he is now a strong confident and very resourceful character in his own right. In this issue we see a Jason we’ve never seen before, and he’s a Jason that I can actually see leading a group on missions.

Starfire was the character that had received the most damage last issue, but in this issue we see a more elegant side of her, so it just might actually mean that there may be more to her than what she was first summed up to be. The only thing that continually hurts the title is Roy Harper. There is nothing yet about this new rendition of Roy Harper that is likable, and so far he appears to have no redeeming qualities about him, but Lodbell has promised us there is more to Roy than we are currently seeing. In knowing that I’m willing to give this character more issues to impress me. Red Hood and the Outlaws #2 is another edition of a growing yet controversial book that has a lot of potential thanks to its characters and not necessarily the individual stories of each issue, and in saying that it might be a good idea to wait till the first collected Trade release so you can get a feel for this book if you are not already a fan.


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